Archive - Aug 2004

August 20th

Bones in Santa Maria cathedral, Seville not Columbus

Spanish authorities have conceded that the body interred at the Santa Maria cathederal in Seville, Spain are not those of famed explorer, Christopher Columbus.

Daily Quill: SCAdians Educate at Library Demo

West Plains Daily Quill (West Plains, Missouri) staff writer Kimberly Martin reports on a demo by members of the local SCA chapter.

August 19th

Teen knight gets joust desserts

Michael Lewis, a 14-year-old from Taunton who has joined a jousting re-enactment company performing at a castle in Devon, may be the youngest person in Britain to perform in jousting displays.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 19

The August 19 issue of the Pennsic Independent web edition is now available from the publication's web site.

Siege of Leith Cannonball Found

A canonball, believed to have been fired during the Siege of Leith, has been found at a local construction site.

Missiles fly in backyard 'war'

The Manawatu Standard reports on a model siege engine competition held by a historical re-enactment society in New Zealand, in which all the entries were constructed entirely of popsicle sticks, and had to be under a foot high.

August 18th

SCAdian's memorial moved after house fire

The memorial service for Margie Goforth, who passed away last week, was moved to a neighbor's house when her home was destroyed by fire.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 18

The Pennsic Independent web edition for August 18 is now available on the publication's web site.

Kingdom of Atenveldt Arts and Sciences Results

Lady Ianuk provides a summary of the recent A&S competition in Atenveldt, along with a link to a photo album.

"Lost" Medieval City Re-discovered in Wales

Monmouth Archaeological Society believes it may have discovered the location of `the lost city of Trellech. This 13th Century Welsh city suddenly disappeared, possibly in a devastating fire.

August 17th

SCUM Wars 2: Taking a walk with Aelf

After many years and many battles, Aelf of King's Crossing is retiring from the field. His friends and neighbors in Caer Darth, the College of St. David, and the Province of Southern Shores are collaborating to give him an appropriate send-off.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for August 17

The August 17 online edition of the Pennsic Independent is now available from the publication's web site.

August 16th

2008's other big event is a mystery

Work is proceeding for the 2008 performance of the Chester Mystery Plays, a cycle of 25 Biblical plays in rhyming verse which are thought to date back to the 14th century.

Face of Anglo-Saxon "Princess" Revealed

Leading edge forensic science has been used to reconstruct the face of the Anglo-Saxon woman known as Mrs Getty.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition for Monday, August 16

The Pennsic Independent's online edition for August 16 is now available from the publication's web site.

13th Century Silver Cross Found by Treasure Hunter

A solid silver cross, inscribed with the word, "IESVS" has been dated to the 1200's by historians at the British Museum.

August 15th

Caitlin of Enniskillen to Stand Vigil at Pennsic XXXIII

Their Royal Majesties of Meridies, Wernerhus and Lailiane, have asked Lady Caitlin of Enniskillen to stand in vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel at Pennsic XXXIII.

TV viewers select 15th century sites for 'Restoration'

British viewers of the program 'Restoration' have selected the Old Grammar House, built between 1434 and 1460 in Birmingham, and the Saracen's Head, built in 1492 in the nearby village of Kings Norton, to be restored with a grant of over 3 million pounds (over US$5.5 million).

Iron Age Woman with Rings on her toes - Mystery

Archaeologists have yet another mystery to solve, with the discovery of the burial of an Iron Age woman with rings on her toes.

Pennsic Independent Web Edition -- Sunday, August 15

SCAtoday.net's partner site, the Pennsic Independent presents the first daily web edition for Pennsic 33.

Book bag reveals the education of ancient Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered that an extremely rare leather artifact, thought to be 1400 years old, was actually a satchel for books.

August 14th

This is Lincolnshire: Viking Braids to be Preserved and Tested

1,500-year-old braids from a Viking archaeological dig in Russia have found their way into the hands of research assistants at the University of Lincoln.

August 13th

Translating Tolkien: Text and Film

The New York Tolkien Society recently announced the publication of Cormarë 6: Translating Tolkien: Text and Film, a collection of non-fictional essays and papers.

August 12th

Chirurgeon won Title of Pillow Defender

Herr Arkell, Ansteorran Kingdom Chirurgeon, reports on the recent victory of a Chirurgeon in the Shire of Crossroads' Pillow Defender Tourney.

SCA makes Middle Ages live again

Newzap.com published a story about "the knights and village folk of the Kingdom of Trimaris" at a Free Revel.

August 11th

Basque galleon discovered at Red Bay harbor off Labrador coast

A 16th century Basque ship has been found off the coast of Newfoundland, the fourth such ship to have been found in the area.

August 10th

"Kester the Jester" selected as England's new court jester

Nigel Roder, known as 'Kester the Jester,' has been chosen by English Heritage to serve as an official court jester at historic sites in England through autumn of 2005.

Pennsic and SCA OTC Policy Clarification

Dame Eleanor Isabeau du Coeur, Society Chirurgeon General, has asked that we publish a clarification to the recent article on OTC medications at Pennsic.

Baron Modar to become Pelican

This past weekend at Calontir's Feast of Eagles event, Their Royal Majesties Calontir, Siridean and Sile, granted a boon to Countess Lyriel de la Foret: to offer membership in the Order of the Pelican to Baron Modar Neznanich.

August 9th

More Photos from Oertha's Summer Coronet Online

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